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Old 03-29-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Brake problems on Wildwood 26BHXL

Took my 2010 26BH-XL out so I could get 'aquainted' with bacing and parking it. It is a LOT larger than the 2280 pup we lost to a neighbor at 80 mph. While I was practicing backing and going around the parking lot to do so, I kept noticing that the trailer brakes seemed to 'catch-and-release' when applied, instead of taking hold smoothly. They worked fine on he trip home from the dealer last fall (about 400 miles). I am wondering if it could be dampness in the brake shoes since it was parked most of the winter in a grassy area that did not drain well (it did NOT flood) beside my son's home? If so, a drive that would get the brake shoes used a bit should smooth things out. Any help welcome. I am considering a Prodigy replacement. I have located one for less than $90.

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Old 03-30-2010, 06:26 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new tt & sorry about your pup. We had a pup years ago and I sometimes wish that I had kept it for those fishing trips when I'm by myself. I don't miss the setting up & packing up though.

You didn't mention what type of brake controller you are using now, but I would think that it needs adjusting. The insturctions that came with the controller should tell you how.

I never liked the one I use to have, Voyager. It always needed adjusting. When goinng slow I could feel the brakes grab at first then they would smooth out. Similar to what you described. At highway speeds it operated smoothly.

I never used the Prodigy, but people on here speak highly of them.


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Old 03-30-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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The controller I now have is a "BULLY" IMPULSE - a timed apply unit, with a n adjustable input currently set at 30% to the rig brakes.
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